Check out our detailed photo shoot with the amazing, child-produced art of Sharp School preschoolers.
A few weeks ago, we brought you the story of Amy Hoffmann's Thomas Sharp School preschoolers, who constructed a diorama of the borough as a classroom project. Now the project is on display in the downtown window of Kimberly Camp's yet-to-open art gallery at 709 Haddon Ave. (formerly the site of Mineralistic, among others). You can take a look through the storefront window, but Camp was nice enough to let Patch get close into the display this week, and we're proud to bring these photos to you here. The work is both highly detailed, and, let's face it, pretty darned adorable. Have a look for yourself.
Students in Amy Hoffman's preschool class at Thomas Sharp gave the mayor a tour of their Collingswood diorama. A public display of their efforts is in the works.
Collingswood never looked so good. Preschoolers in Amy Hoffmann's class at Thomas Sharp School constructed a diorama of the borough as a long-form project, and then navigated Mayor James Maley on a virtual tour through its streets. The children quizzed Maley about the locations they had constructed, offering clues about their buildings and then waiting to see if he guessed correctly, said Cassandra Duffey, Collingswood's director of community development. The mayor then held a question-and-answer session with the kids, and made them all official deputy mayors, "complete with badge!" Duffey said. Plans are in the works to give the "Our Town" project a larger stage elsewhere within the borough. Whether that'll be at the Collingswood …